Mystery still surrounds care home review after three nurses suspended

Mystery still surrounds care home review after three nurses suspended

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Lucy Elder

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Mystery still surrounds care home review after three nurses suspended

Mystery still surrounds a review at St Mark’s Nursing Centre.

Last month the Royal Borough, Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Bupa said they were looking into ‘quality of care’ but none provided further details.

A spokesman for the CQC said on Friday it had recently completed an unannounced inspection at the centre and would publish a report on its website, likely to be in about a month’s time.

Dr Adrian Hayter, clinical chairman, Windsor, Ascot & Maidenhead Clinical Commissioning Group, said they have undertaken their own investigation and highlighted concerns to Bupa and the CQC.

Admissions to the centre were suspended on October 24 and three nurses were also suspended last month as a precaution. One has now returned to work.

The centre is split into four houses; two offer elderly nursing care, one dementia and nursing care and one rehabilitation services.

A Bupa spokeswoman said: “We want to make sure that both we and our partners are satisfied that any action that may have been needed has been taken.”

Cllr David Coppinger, cabinet member for adult services and health, said the council is overseeing the standards of care using its own safeguarding process and is keeping in contact with all those concerned.

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